Proposed Changes to “Public Charge” Policies Could Lead to Declines in Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment as Immigrant Families Face Rising Fear and Uncertainty About Using Public Programs

Proposed Changes to “Public Charge” Policies Could Lead to Declines in Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment as Immigrant Families Face Rising Fear and Uncertainty About Using Public Programs

Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation (October 12, 2018)

As the Trump administration proposes changes to federal “public charge” policies, the resulting fear and uncertainty among immigrant families about using public programs could drive down enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, potentially by millions of people, a new analysis by KFF (the Kaiser Family Foundation) shows.

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